Enjoying their freedoms

Enjoying their freedoms

Enjoying their freedoms

First published in Opinion

SEVENTY years ago this past weekend, barbed wire was removed from the local coast. After five years of war, the authorities were confident enough to let people back onto the beaches.

On the anniversary of that day, tens of thousands enjoyed the sands in sweltering weather. Many others took part in carnivals, festivals and the Bourne Free celebration of diversity.

It was a reminder that whatever challenges the world faces, most people enjoy a prosperity and freedom that would once have been unimaginable. Many of us were even raising a glass to Germany ahead of the World Cup final.


Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree